What are some basic things a college student can do to handle stress? Here are 13 tips for college students to handle stress better.

1. Get adequate sleep
2. Prioritize your work and learn to be assertive
3. Take breaks when needed
4. Build meaningful relationships
5. Eat healthy
6. Exercise
7. Stay away from alcohol or substance abuse
8. Avoid artificial energy boosters
9. Get organized
10. Find a stress buster
11. Meditate
12. Set SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely) goals
13. Ask for help